I was very fortunate to spend 3 months at George and Vana’s place in Almyrida – and it changed my life! Almyrida is the perfect location in Crete – the people are kind and friendly and, as I was travelling alone, people took me under their wing and made me part of their family.
The apartment is well situated just half a block from the sea and within walking distance of all shops and tavernas. George was kind enough to pick me up from the airport, which made it so easy after a grueling flight from Canada. The place was immaculately clean and like new. The living room area was smaller than I imagined but very cosy and comfortable. The kitchen is very large and was well stocked (they even had picked up some groceries for me!). The bedrooms and bathrooms are large by European standards. It was so comfortable that I felt like I was coming home when I returned from a day at the beach.
It was a terribly cold and wet winter for Crete this year, which caused some electrical and plumbing issues but George had someone out to fix things immediately. They even brought me some extra stuff in the middle of my stay to make sure I was comfortable. George and Vana are the perfect hosts and I would highly recommend staying in their place. I certainly will stay there again.